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news | July 28, 2017

Alexa, Ask My University Park, What’s in the news?

Introducing Imaginuity Community Connect

 

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This week, in partnership with long-standing client University Park, Texas, we officially launched our new platform called Imaginuity Community Connect for Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated intelligent personal assistant. Using Alexa-powered devices, like Echo and Echo Dot, Imaginuity Community Connect provides residents with general community news and events, road closure information and emergency alerts. Imaginuity Community Connect also lets residents listen to articles from The Arbor, University Park’s monthly newsletter, and acquire basic information about municipal services and hours of operation.

“Imaginuity helped the City launch its first website in 2003.  Since then, our collaboration has involved several website enhancements.  So, we were delighted when the firm asked if the city was interested in being involved with the development of this exciting new tool for resident outreach and engagement,” said Steve Mace, University Park Public Information Officer.

Once you have downloaded the skill, asking your Alexa device to give you information about University Park is easy.  Start with “Alexa, Ask My University Park” Then, use the specific prompts listed below. 

–  Alexa, Ask My University Park, what’s in the news?

– Alexa, ask My University Park what are the events?

– Alexa, ask My University Park how is the traffic?

– Alexa, ask My University Park to read The Arbor. 

General Information provided by Alexa – Community Connect

What are the hours for …

the Peek Service Center
the public library
the Holmes Aquatic Center

What is the address for  …

City Hall
the Peek Service Center
the public library
the Holmes Aquatic Center

What is the phone number for …

City Hall
the Peek Service Center
the public library

What are building hours for the City?
What is the City’s non-emergency number?
What day is trash collected?
When does the City collect trash?
When can I water my lawn?

Already being well-received, we look forward to bringing Imaginuity Community Connect to cities throughout Texas and beyond.

Additional news coverage includes:

The Dallas Morning News

Park Cities People

Government Technology News

PYMNTS.com

For more information, or if you are interested in getting started with Imaginuity Community Connect, click here.